New top story from Time: The Ballroom Scene Has Long Offered Radical Freedoms For Black and Brown Queer People. Today, That Matters More Than Ever

Marginalized by prejudice, violence, housing insecurity, and HIV infection rates among other burdens, Black and brown transgender and gender-nonconforming people face particular challenges in establishing secure, nourishing communities—both within LGBTQ spaces and in society at large. One response to these stigmas has been the formation of self-sustaining social networks and cultural groups, such as the … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Ballroom Scene Has Long Offered Radical Freedoms For Black and Brown Queer People. Today, That Matters More Than Ever

New top story from Time: We’re in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It

McMurdo Station, an Antarctic research base 2,415 miles south of Christchurch, New Zealand, is a strange place to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s been a home of sorts for Pedro Salom since he took a dishwashing job there in 2001, when he was 24. Now an assistant area manager with more than a … Continue reading New top story from Time: We’re in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It

New top story from Time: Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in March

The best new books arriving this month are written by authors both established and emerging. March brings with it much-anticipated new fiction from Viet Thanh Nguyen and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as buzzy debuts from Alexandra Andrews and Gabriela Garcia. Many of these books push us to consider the places we frequent and how they’ve … Continue reading New top story from Time: Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in March

New top story from Time: They’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?

Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect … Continue reading New top story from Time: They’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?

New top story from Time: ‘If This Task Was Urgent Before, It’s Crucial Now.’ U.N. Says World Has 10 Months to Get Serious on Climate Goals

The language of diplomacy rarely allows for a true sense of emotion or urgency. But reading between the lines of the latest report commissioned by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—the body representing the 197 member nations of the Paris Agreement to minimize a global average temperature rise this century—the message is … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘If This Task Was Urgent Before, It’s Crucial Now.’ U.N. Says World Has 10 Months to Get Serious on Climate Goals

New top story from Time: FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Doesn’t Need Ultra-Cold Freezer Storage

When Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine became the first authorized for use in the U.S., the good news came with a catch: the vaccine, the first of its kind using a new mRNA-based technology, needs to be stored at ultra-cold temperatures (-80°C to -60°C) until thawing just before being injected into people’s arms. State health centers, hospitals and … Continue reading New top story from Time: FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Doesn’t Need Ultra-Cold Freezer Storage

New top story from Time: Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot and Her 2 French Bulldogs Stolen in Armed Robbery

(LOS ANGELES) — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan … Continue reading New top story from Time: Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot and Her 2 French Bulldogs Stolen in Armed Robbery

New top story from Time: Queer Nigerians Hoped the Clubhouse App Would Be a Safe Haven. It’s Become Another Breeding Ground for Bigotry

As a queer Nigerian looking to meet others like them, Matthew Blaise joined Clubhouse in December 2020. The networking app was soaring in popularity despite still being in beta mode, and Blaise, who identifies as nonbinary, hoped it could become a place where they could have meaningful conversations with their peers. Much of their work … Continue reading New top story from Time: Queer Nigerians Hoped the Clubhouse App Would Be a Safe Haven. It’s Become Another Breeding Ground for Bigotry

New top story from Time: President Biden Orders Missile Strike in Syria, Killing 1, Following Deadly Attack on Base in Iraq

(BAGHDAD) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one of their militiamen and wounding a number of others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor … Continue reading New top story from Time: President Biden Orders Missile Strike in Syria, Killing 1, Following Deadly Attack on Base in Iraq

New top story from Time: Hunters Kill 20% of Wisconsin’s Wolf Population in Just 3 Days of Hunting Season

(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves that the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials ended the hunt after less than three days, according to figures released Thursday. Nontribal hunters and trappers registered 216 wolves as of Thursday afternoon, blowing … Continue reading New top story from Time: Hunters Kill 20% of Wisconsin’s Wolf Population in Just 3 Days of Hunting Season

New top story from Time: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Is a Mostly Fascinating Portrait of an Apocalyptic Teen Pop Star

The history of popular music is a pendulum constantly swinging from authenticity to artifice and back. This dialectic shapes and is in turn shaped by youth culture; baby boomers mirrored the bouncy, smiley, clean-cut early Beatles’ rapid transformation into the psychedelic, spiritual, hairy late Beatles. A generation later, the hair metal and synthpop of the … Continue reading New top story from Time: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Is a Mostly Fascinating Portrait of an Apocalyptic Teen Pop Star

New top story from Time: Former U.S. Olympics Gymnastics Coach Dies by Suicide After Being Charged With Sex Crimes

(LANSING, Mich.) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them. John Geddert faced 24 charges that could have carried years in … Continue reading New top story from Time: Former U.S. Olympics Gymnastics Coach Dies by Suicide After Being Charged With Sex Crimes

New top story from Time: Islamist Terrorism Is Not Done With Us, Warns Former al Qaeda Hostage Theo Padnos

Remember ISIS? How about al Qaeda? It was not long ago (on the calendar, at least) that either name could summon, if not profound discomfort, at least a hint of the queasiness that swept over Theo Padnos as he sat in front of a TV in southwestern Syria the morning of Aug. 20, 2014. At … Continue reading New top story from Time: Islamist Terrorism Is Not Done With Us, Warns Former al Qaeda Hostage Theo Padnos

New top story from Time: How a Belarusian Teacher and Stay-at-Home Mom Came to Lead a National Revolt

On a hot summer day last August, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was pacing up and down her empty apartment in Minsk, the capital of Belarus in Central Europe, her life—and her country—in turmoil. With her husband in jail, she had sent her two small children out of the country, to safety, and she now faced a stark … Continue reading New top story from Time: How a Belarusian Teacher and Stay-at-Home Mom Came to Lead a National Revolt

New top story from Time: With Free Medical Clinics and Patient Advocacy, the Black Panthers Created a Legacy in Community Health That Still Exists Amid COVID-19

In the first minutes of the new film Judas and the Black Messiah, released Feb. 12, it shows archival footage of the free ambulance service started by the Black Panther Party’s Winston-Salem, N.C., chapter in 1972. And the party’s Illinois chairman Fred Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya, sums up the risks of going to a … Continue reading New top story from Time: With Free Medical Clinics and Patient Advocacy, the Black Panthers Created a Legacy in Community Health That Still Exists Amid COVID-19

New top story from Time: Sia’s Golden Globe-Nominated Music Isn’t Just Offensive. It’s Bad Art—and the Distinction Matters

When I watched the teaser trailer for Music back in November, my first impression was one of distaste. In tone and intent, I found Sia’s sensory-overloading musical film about a non-speaking autistic girl—which is up for two Golden Globes this weekend—eerily reminiscent of “The Bob Lamonta Story,” a 1997 Mr. Show with Bob and David … Continue reading New top story from Time: Sia’s Golden Globe-Nominated Music Isn’t Just Offensive. It’s Bad Art—and the Distinction Matters

New top story from Time: My Family Is Still Being Careful About COVID-19. Why Does It Feel Like We’re the Only Ones?

Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a … Continue reading New top story from Time: My Family Is Still Being Careful About COVID-19. Why Does It Feel Like We’re the Only Ones?

New top story from Time: We’ll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It’s Still Worth Trying

2021 got off to a grim pandemic start in the U.S. A huge surge in COVID-19 cases followed the holiday season, peaking at around 300,000 new cases on Jan. 8, 2020. More than 20,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus in a single week in January alone and over 146,00 in total have died … Continue reading New top story from Time: We’ll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It’s Still Worth Trying

New top story from Time: Pfizer-BioNTech Announces They Will Test a Third Dose of Their COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech has begun testing a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine in a small group of people. The vaccine is currently authorized in several countries in a two-dose regimen, given 21 days apart, and has proven in studies to be about 95% effective in protecting against COVID-19 disease. But as new (and more infectious) genetic … Continue reading New top story from Time: Pfizer-BioNTech Announces They Will Test a Third Dose of Their COVID-19 Vaccine

New top story from Time: Olympic Champion Caster Semenya Is Taking Her Fight to Compete to the European Court of Human Rights

South African athlete Caster Semenya is bringing her legal fight to participate in women’s sports to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), her latest bid to “put an end to the longstanding human rights violations by World Athletics against women athletes.” The lawsuit from the two-time Olympic champion challenges restrictions on testosterone levels in … Continue reading New top story from Time: Olympic Champion Caster Semenya Is Taking Her Fight to Compete to the European Court of Human Rights